Therapists in Laguna Beach, CA

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Kimberly Picchi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
If you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed, struggling with relationship issues, a major life transition, grief, co-dependency, self-worth, depression, or anxiety, I can help you. DO you want to gain insight into your unique thoughts, feelings and behaviors so you can begin to recognize faulty beliefs systems, old patterns or habits that may no longer be serving you? I will work with you collaboratively to uncover what is getting in your way and help you define what you want so you can live a life that is more in alignment with what you truly desire.
(408) 583-5942
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Maria Lloyd, LMFT & Life Coach for Women
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Are you told by others that you are 'too much' or 'too emotional'? Do you feel like there's something wrong with you? Are your close relationships intense and draining? Are you depleted, stuck, burned out or resentful? Therapy can help. I CAN help. Finding the right therapist that you connect with and feel confident can help you is the biggest predictor of success.
(844) 334-6149
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Marianne Ross
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I welcome contact with you. I am a seasoned psychologist who enjoys helping people walk thru difficult times in their lives. Right now most of the people I talk with are addressing covid related concerns such as dealing with uncertainty, new directions, relationship stress, anxiety, and self-care. Professionally, I have worked in a university setting (including the medical school) and now have the luxury of providing virtual/on-line sessions. Though I have worked primarily with young adults, I treasure being there for adults of all ages.
(949) 390-5644
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Darlene Violas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Each day should begin with mindfulness and gratitudes. In my practice I utilize a collaborative and empathetic approach to assist individuals and families to effectively work through issues that one is experiencing. We will explore issues that interfere with your life and work together to make the changes that will lead you to a life you deserve.
(949) 541-0272
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Dr. Gilbert Chalepas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I specialize in stressed-out executives who pay the price of success as well as accomplished gay men who feel like an imposter. As someone who has been through and overcame a fair amount in life, I have a great deal of empathy as well as a nifty toolbox for those who are ready to get off the merry-go-round. You may feel like you're never enough and wrestling with constant negative thoughts that hold you, hostage. I am ready to roll up my sleeves if you are and help you sort it all out. I love working with clients who are ready, able, open-minded, and introspective — they’re the ones who often see the most progress from our work.
(310) 929-7923
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Melissa Berschauer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Counseling helps change lives and it can help change yours. I work with people who are unhappy in some area of their life and are ready to find a new normal. My specialties include: anxiety, depression, worrying, self-esteem and confidence issues, all types of relationship issues, trauma, career focus difficulties, anger/low frustration tolerance, and destructive behaviors. Working with a therapist can help you get back to feeling good about yourself and your relationships with others.
(949) 613-0899
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Manjit Arora
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
Pop that bubble! Live a life where you can breathe more freely. I give warm and loving guidance on issues that pertain to family, relationships, children and parenting, depression, anxiety etc.
(909) 318-3854
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Marion K. Jacobs
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Choosing the right therapist is the first important step in a successful therapy outcome. You want a person with lots of expertise, but also the right personality, someone you trust and can talk to openly. Drawing on my extensive clinical experience, over the years I have been able to help individuals and couples with a wide-ranging set of issues. Whatever stresses are causing you to seek therapy at this time, I welcome your phone call to judge if I seem like the right choice for you.
(949) 274-7058
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Dara Cortes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
Verified
Life can be challenging, painful, frustrating, and uncertain at times. Through therapeutic means, we can work together to explore meaningful and creative ways to break down barriers and find the appropriate means for you to feel good in your skin. There are no guarantees in what life throws our way. There are however, beautiful opportunities in every situation we encompass, to respond effectively and empower ourselves to live the best life possible. I welcome the opportunity to journey through this process with you.
(949) 247-8540
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Kaitlin Wiechert
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Navigating life and relationships can be challenging! Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. Each one of us is craving authentic love & we are seeking to have others care for us the way we most deeply desire. The couples I work with learn where their relational wounds originated and how to truly show up for one another in the most loving + healing ways. They do this by identifying what does and does not work in their relationship. They work together to create loving experiences where they are finally able to feel seen, heard, and understood by one another.
(949) 403-6653
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Kirk Michael Andrews
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and bereavement. I work with individuals, couples, families and children. I have been licensed as an LMFT for 29 years. I appreciate how difficult it is to seek help and will treat you with respect, dignity and the highest ethical standards. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, The Pragmatic Experiential Method of couples counseling, and the tracking of non-verbal cues and communication.
(949) 347-5468
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Trisha Church, Children and Family Therapy
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC
Verified
Verified
As a mental health therapist, I provide support and guidance to my clients who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, substance abuse, and relationship difficulties. I specialize in working with individuals, couples, children, and adolescents during times that may be impacting their mental health and overall well-being. Therapy is a process of self-discovery, growth, and transformation that requires acceptance and a belief that recovery and healing are possible. I commit to building trust, listening, and providing supportive direction.
(949) 356-7259
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Ari Novick
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I specialize in Anger and Stress Management for adults, adolescents, couples, families, individuals and corporations; however, I also see clients for a variety of other reasons, particularly Relationship Issues, Anxiety, Depression and Substance Abuse. Our office also provides Orange County court and probation Anger Management and Parenting classes and a variety of online classes. We have locations in Orange and Santa Cruz County.
(949) 214-4801
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Dr. Gilbert Chalepas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Do you often find yourself agreeing to things you don’t like or don't want to do? Have you had enough of being overly accommodating in order to please others at the cost of your own wellbeing, without much of a return? Isn't it time to break this endless cycle and stop pleasing everyone but yourself? I’m here to help. As your psychologist, I’ll provide you with a safe judgment-free space to be vulnerable, where we can discuss your situation and examine your habits that are making it hard for you to stop pleasing others. During our sessions, you can feel heard and empowered to start living your life for yourself, and not others.
(310) 627-2088
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Mary Herzog
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed psychologist whose research and practice in dance, education, and psychology support my innovative use of the most effective and empirically based treatment strategies. From your first appointment, my goal is to help you figure out your current obstacles and how to get past them. I will listen carefully to your concerns, ask a few questions and then try to provide an accurate and compassionate summary of my understanding of your situation. I will offer some treatment options and give you a sense of how we might work together so you can move forward in your life.
(949) 910-9344
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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The Buehler Institute
Psychologist, MPW, PsyD, CST, IF
Verified
Verified
As a psychologist and certified sex therapist, I have helped hundreds of men, women, and couples improve their sex lives and relationships. Now my career is focused on providing continuing education and case consultation to psychotherapists and allied health providers. As the author of a bestselling textbooks in the field, I am up-to-date on the most effective treatment for most every type of sexual issue, and I am confident I can assist you with almost any type of case. Go to www.LearnSexTherapy.com to find out more. Let's explore together!
(855) 520-7583
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Fabrice Paracuellos
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Verified
I specialize in reducing suffering, and improving wellbeing, in relations to emotions, relationships, self-appreciation, and culture. I bring a warm approach to therapy, informed by my life experiences in Europe and Asia. I also teach clinical practice to graduate students in counseling psychology in Santa Barbara.
(949) 682-9305
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Alyssa S Jones
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Dr. Alyssa Jones is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides therapy for children, adolescents, their families, and young adults. Dr. Jones works with a wide range of mental health concerns and is particularly dedicated to working with those experiencing suicidality and self‑harm. Dr. Jones also has extensive experience and interest in working with youth and adults with co‑occurring mental health and medical conditions.
(949) 426-7966 x8
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Aimie Woods
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, PPSC
Verified
Verified
My guess is you're strong, motivated & already succeeding in multiple areas of your life. In today's hustle, however, you're not alone in feeling overwhelmed by everyday stressors, sense of worthlessness & an unnerving anxiety. Perhaps on top of balancing a life of family obligations, career demands, & friendship circles you've also experienced a major life change that has left you rattled & isolated? Self-care and inner peace are possible in today's busy lifestyles. Together, we can pave your path to improved mental wellness.
(714) 482-6321
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Jody Spellmeyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Life can be full of challenges and life changing events. Some of these events and challenges can result in intense emotional distress. If you or a loved one are struggling with sadness, anxiety, stress management, loss & grief, or trauma, I would like to work with you in a mutual effort to address your distress and healing. Over the past 24 years I have been working with children, teens, adults and families to sort through emotions, build strategies & skills, and find solutions to manage the emotional struggles.
(714) 793-0733
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Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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What type of Laguna Beach mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Laguna Beach?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.